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Daily Friar 9.2.13 

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The Padres were unable to get any scoring going again as they dropped the third and final game against the Dodgers. This was another game of great starting pitching that was ultimately wasted by no run support and someone in the bullpen giving up the winning run. That is two games in a row now that the Padres have lost to a 2-1 score; two games that they should have won. Padres are back home now as they take on the Giants in a three game set. Early start time today because of Labor Day, first pitch is at 12:40 with Ian Kennedy taking on Barry Zito.

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Ross fans 10 Dodgers as Padres fall short –

“Ross racked up a career-high 10 strikeouts while allowing one run over five innings to turn a tie game over to the San Diego bullpen. Dale Thayer entered in the sixth, and Puig homered on the second pitch of the inning to send the Padres to a 2-1 loss on Sunday afternoon, completing a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium.”

A preview of today’s game – ESPN

“The right-hander [Kennedy] is 6-3 with a 2.54 ERA in 16 career starts against the Giants, giving up two runs in six innings of a 2-0 loss the last time he faced them while with Arizona on July 19.”

More roster moves – Ian Edward Russell Smith of The Friarhood

“General Manager Josh Byrnes announced today that left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne and catcher Chris Robinson would be joining the club in Los Angeles, just in time for the final game in a three-game set against the Dodgers.”

A day of firsts for Reymond Fuentes – Union Tribune

“The 22-year-old center fielder reached base for the first time in his major league career with a third-inning walk Sunday. Later in the inning, he stole his first base and scored his first run.”

Daily Farm Report: September 1 – MadFriars

“Jason Lane pitched better than he has to date, and hit better than all of his teammates Sunday. The offenses in San Antonio and Elsinore both exploded, while everything for Eugene just continues to blow up.”

A summary of the August transactions for the Padres - Padres 360

Players of the month for August – Richard Dorsha of The Friarhood

“With the exception of a rough middle part of the season, Venable has been the Padres best player, combining personal best hitting numbers and plus defense in both right and center field.”



About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.